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Christmas at the Carriage House
The Carriage House and Court Street Gardens
Gadsden, AL
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Christmas at the Carriage House
Join guitarist Craig Dobbins for a delightful evening of Christmas music and popular favorites in the intimate setting of The Carriage House at Court Street Gardens on December 5, 2013 at 7 PM. Special guests include violinist/vocalist Emily Thomas and vocalist Sumer Watson. The Carriage House is located in the Court Street District of Downtown Gadsden AL.

About Craig:

Craig Dobbins is a guitarist, author, and composer. His books, CDs, and DVDs are available worldwide through Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, and Alfred Publications. He has contributed to Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Fingerstyle 360, and Just Jazz Guitar magazines, and writes a regular column for Mister Guitar (the journal of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society). He also writes and publishes the instructional quarterly Acoustic Guitar Workshop and and the digital weekly Lick of the Week.

Craig has performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, shared the stage with noted players such as Tommy Emmanuel, and worked with guitar legends Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Paul Yandell.

Acclaimed guitar maker Kirk Sand has just released the Craig Dobbins Signature Model acoustic/electric nylon string guitar.

"Craig Dobbins does great work- it's a cut above." - Chet Atkins, c.g.p.

"Craig Dobbins is a gifted player, arranger, and instructor in the art of fingerstyle guitar." - Doyle Dykes, recording artist and clinician, endorsing artist for Guild Guitars

"Craig is one of the finest players in the fingerpickin' world today. The fact that he is such a great writer and arranger is a blessing for guitarists everywhere. I am so proud that he plays one of my instruments!" - Kirk Sand, Sand Guitars

About Emily:

Emily Thomas is an accomplished violinist and singer, and is well-known to audiences around the Gadsden area. She was Craig's special guest at last year's concert, and is back again by popular demand. Emily and Craig's new duet CD "Bound for Britain" will be released at the concert. Proceeds from the CD will go toward Emily's upcoming mission trip to the U.K. You may preorder the CD here:

About Sumer:

Sumer Watson is a featured member of the praise team at Faith Worship Center in Glencoe AL, where both she and Craig attend. Her powerful voice and gentle spirit will amaze and inspire you.

Doors open at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Concert begins at 7 PM.

For more information, please email or phone Events on Court at 256.543.8533

The Carriage House and Court Street Gardens
Gardens entrance: 118 Court Street
Carriage House entrance: 115 N. 5th Street
Court Street District
Gadsden AL 35901

*Multiple city parking lots in front of Carriage House entrance.

Sponsored by:

Family Savings Credit Union:

Baker Piano & Music Company:

Cothran's Bakery:

The Coffee Well:



The Carriage House and Court Street Gardens (View)
118 Court Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
United States


Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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